The picture above is not an animation. Those circles around the cute smiley guy aren’t really moving!
When we look at things with special patterns, color mixes, or points of view our brains get confused or lazy and start assuming things. That’s when we start to see still pictures move.
I found this optical illusion on Prof. Richard Wiseman’s blog. He is a psychologist and a magician and his blog is awesome because he blogs a lot about puzzles, optical illusions, and magic.
Here is one of Prof. Wiseman’s magic tricks. At the end he shows us how the trick was done.
Epic magic trick!
Here is another very tricky video:
Owned! I was so busy watching the cards I didn’t see any of the other changes. How about you?